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From AUD $162

City break

All year

Wildlife, Nature


All ages

What you need to Know?

Start Location:

CBD of Melbourne, 8 different pickup location, check the option when you book

Departure Time:

11:45am ( October to March) 1:45pm (April to September)

Return Time:

9:30pm (October to March) 11:30pm (April to September)


9,5 hours

Free date changes:

Subject to availability (at least 8 days prior to departure)


  • World-class wildlife encounter
  • Penguin Parade - Penguin Plus Viewing Platform entry
  • Koala Conservation Reserve entry
  • Hosted by an experienced driver guide
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Detailed local commentary during the tour
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off from select inner-city Melbourne locations



Experience the Best 1 Day Phillip Island Tour – Penguin Parade and Coastal Wonders

Start an unforgettable adventure with our best 1 day Phillip Island tour, immersing yourself in the enchanting Penguin Parade and breathtaking coastal vistas. Join us and discover why this Melbourne day tour is a favourite among visitors!

Meet the Little Penguins at the Penguin Parade

The highlight of our tour is witnessing the world’s smallest penguins, the Little Penguins, as they perform their daily parade. These adorable creatures, also known as “fairy penguins,” measure just 30 centimeters tall and weigh about 1 kilogram. As the sun sets, watch in awe as they waddle ashore in small groups, crossing Summerland Beach to return to their burrows after a day of fishing.

Explore the Koala Conservation Reserve

Our journey begins with a scenic drive from Melbourne to Phillip Island. First stop: the Koala Conservation Reserve. Enjoy a self-guided walk through this sanctuary and learn about the history and importance of the reserve, home to Phillip Island’s last area of natural woodland.

Discover Phillip Island’s Natural Beauty

From the Koala Wildlife Park, we head to the heart of Phillip Island, a 10,000-hectare paradise with over a hundred animal species. Explore the charming coastal town of Cowes, with its beautiful seaside scenery, unique shops, and delightful restaurants.

Marvel at the Nobbies and Seal Rocks

Next, we visit the Nobbies Rocks for an optional guided walk along the boardwalks. Here, you’ll experience breathtaking views of the rocky coast and spot penguins nesting in their burrows. It’s a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Phillip Island.

Sunset at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Finally, we travel along Phillip Island’s backroads, taking in incredible coastal cliff views on our way to the Penguin Parade. At the Visitor Information Center, choose the perfect seat to watch the main event – the enchanting Penguin Parade at sunset.

Join us for the best 1 day Phillip Island tour and experience the magic of the Penguin Parade and the natural beauty of Phillip Island. Book your adventure today and create memories that will last a lifetime!



Loic says:
Ever imagined hanging out with adorable little penguins, strutting their stuff on the beach at sunset? It’s like a red carpet event, but way cuter! And guess what? That’s just the start of the adventure.
I got to explore the Koala Conservation Reserve, where I hung out with some chill koalas. Trust me, those guys know how to relax!



Know Before You Go

What should I bring?

For your 1 day Tour Phillip Island with Special – Plus Viewing Platform we recommend to bring:

  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for sun protection
  • Clothing suitable for all weather conditions, including a warm jumper or windproof jacket for the evening
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Small bag for carrying essentials (weighing 5-7 kg)
  • Money for purchasing snacks and dinner
  • Smartphone/camera to capture memorable moments

What is NOT included?

Not Included:

  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary. Plenty of opportunities to buy lunch/dinner along the way.
  • Personal expenses (snacks, souvenirs)

What should I know before I go?

  • This tour is affected by daylight savings hours, departure times may change throughout the year to maximise the sunset experience.
  • We recommend all guests have travel insurance, which should be arranged at the time of booking.
  • Alcohol is not allowed on our vehicles. We reserve the right to refuse re-entry to intoxicated passengers for the safety of everyone on board.
  • Travellers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  • A low level of fitness is required for the walks on this tour.
  • Please note that we do not provide luggage storage on our day trips. We suggest bringing a small day pack (5-7 kg) for your essentials to ensure comfort during the tour.
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off services are offered at selected inner-city locations. Guests should be ready at their pick-up spot 10 minutes before departure to avoid missing the departure. Failure to be present may result in missed departure as we may not be able to locate you.
  • Reservations and pick-up points must be confirmed via email to within 48 hours of departure.

We hope this information helps you prepare for 1 day Tour Phillip Island with Special – Plus Viewing Platform.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • The tour will proceed even in rain or bad weather unless we contact you. The tour will only be canceled in extreme weather conditions when it’s unsafe to travel to Phillip Island,.
  • We offer flexibility for changing tour dates at no extra cost. Just let us know at least 8 days before your scheduled date, subject to availability.
  • If you need to cancel or change your plans for reasons not related to weather or unforeseen circumstances, a cancellation fee will apply according to VANZ Travel’s terms and conditions, available on our website.
  • For cancellations made between 2 and 8 days before the tour, we will hold 100% of your deposit as a credit voucher, valid for 3 years. You can use this voucher for any other tour operated by GLT within Australia.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the tour or failure to board will result in the full fare being forfeited, with no refund.
  • Please note that the card fee is non-refundable.

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